Author: Alison Miles

Helping students into the world of work

It’s been a difficult 12 months for not one but two cohorts of Year 11 and Year 13 students around the country, as they try to complete their studies, secure their grades and also plan their future in further education or in employment whilst much of the economy has been closed or moved online. Homewood’s…
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Trust appoints new CEO to spearhead next phase of development

The Directors of the Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) are pleased to announce the key appointment of Mr Stuart Reeves as the new CEO of the Trust, to spearhead the important next phase in its development and growth. He replaces the Trust’s founding CEO, Mrs Sally Lees, who retires in July. Mr Reeves is currently Headteacher…
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New outdoor facility is child’s play for Tenterden Juniors

There were extra big smiles on the faces of students returning to Tenterden Junior School earlier this month. Not only were they happy to be back in the classroom to see their friends and teachers, they also couldn’t wait to try out the extensive new outdoor play facilities which had been installed during the latest…
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Mr Doodle donates £10K to Homewood’s graphics department

Former Homewood student and now acclaimed international artist Sam Cox, better known as Mr Doodle, is donating £10,000 to Homewood’s art and graphic design department where he first developed his distinctive and unconventional creative style. The 27-year old artist, who has a jaw-dropping 2.8million Instagram followers and can command six figure sums for his OCD…
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Top of the cupcakes in Discovery baking challenge

During home lockdown, students in years 7 & 8 in Discovery College were asked to complete a cupcake-making challenge, including providing a recipe and collecting feedback from those lucky enough to taste their baked creations. Mrs English, Head Teacher of Food Technology at Homewood, selected the winners from those who completed all the elements of…
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Homewood Performing Arts News: we’re getting ready to come back!

It has been a difficult time for Performing Arts across the country and in school. Homewood School would normally be having lots of activities and performances scheduled for our students but, due to lockdown and restrictions in place, these have been on hold for a whole year. But there’s good news on the horizon: we…
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Orla’s winter walks raise over £1,000 for Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Congratulations to Year 10 Homewood student Orla whose winter walks have raised over £1,000 for Cyclists Fighting Cancer, a small UK charity which enables children and young people living with cancer to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence through cycling. Orla decided to walk every day of February, come rain or shine, in a…
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Homewood launches electronic library for students

Homewood has launched an electronic school library service in time for half term. This new student service can be accessed through Sora, an app which can either be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play, or used directly online at www.soraapp.com Students can borrow from a wide range of electronic books and audio books…
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My lockdown: a student’s perspective

In the new ‘Have your Say!’ feature in the latest College newsletters (January 2021) Year 11 Enterprise College student Jennifer reflects on her lockdown experiences – the highs and the lows – and has some positive advice to offer to her fellow Homewood students:- “Finding out about another lockdown definitely caused a wave of emotions.…
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Tribute to Ian Kirkland, founding member of the TST

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Ian Kirkland, a founding Member of the Tenterden Schools Trust and a former Chair of Governors of Homewood School. Ian passed away on 7th January at the age of 70. Ian’s support and advice, stemming from his legal background and astute mind, have been…
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